The feast of First Fruits is the third High Holiday mention in Leviticus 23. This is the day when the children of Israel would take the first fruits of the Barley Harvest and give it to the Priests, who would then wave it before the Lord.
This is the day when the annual counting to Shavout/ Pentecost would begin.
And most importantly, this is the day when Jesus rose from the dead!
Here are some scriptures to help us to study this important day!
Leviticus 23: 9 – 16 – Instructions for First Fruits.
Deuteronomy 26 – We have been redeemed by Elohim.
Joshua 5: 10 – 12 – The children of Israel eat the First Fruits of the Promised Land.
Psalms 24:1 – The world is the Lord’s.
Psalms 78: 51; 105: 36 – The Lord smote the first-born of Egypt and the first-fruits of their labors during the Exodus.
Ezekiel 44: 30 – The first-fruits of all things are for offerings for the priests.
Matthew 27: 50 – Matthew 28 – The resurrection of Jesus and the saints.
Luke 24 – After Jesus rose from the dead, and He explains how His resurrection was a fulfillment of the Torah and the words of the Prophets.
1 Corinthians 15: 12 – 28 – The Resurrection is central to our faith.
James 1: 18; Revelation 14:4 – We are Jesus’ First Fruits.